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Debate will kick off Tuesday on the voting rights legislation, with leadership aiming to hold a vote Wednesday on a rules change to the filibuster that would allow the measures to pass with a simple majority -- despite its almost certain failure. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The fool keeps pushing.
From the moment COVID-19 appeared, the pandemic became inseparable from politics. Political frenzy was inevitable since the SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from a level-4-security virology lab in Wuhan, China. The rapid-fire spread soon threatened to indict the Chinese Communist government for nearly destroying the world economy and killing millions. Western elites, in response, feared... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is failing on everything - even COVID.
Despite the pandemic making exportation more difficult, Chinese demand for American lobster grew by about 6 percent from 2020 to 2021. New York Post
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Mark Zuckerberg appears to be sending a message with the latest addition to Meta’s board: The company is going to keep doing things his way — activists, politicians and concerned shareholders be damned. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Zuckerberg is an idiot.
Aafia Siddiqui has spent almost 12 years in a U.S. federal prison after being convicted of trying to kill American soldiers and plotting to blow up the Statue of Liberty. New York Times
Economic output climbed 4 percent in the last quarter of 2021, slowing from the previous quarter. Growth has faltered as home buyers and consumers become cautious. New York Times
The Omicron coronavirus variant is moving much faster than researchers can, worsening a longstanding problem: The agency must make tough decisions with scant data. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The CDC has no clue.
The increase in antibodies produced by a fourth shot of COVID-19 vaccine is not enough to prevent infections from omicron, study shows.
VOA VIEW: Few know the real facts.
A rabbi who endured a standoff at a Texas synagogue said he and other hostages fled after he threw a chair at the assailant, Malik Faisal Akram.
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Jim Obergefell, whose name is on the landmark Supreme Court case that granted US same-sex marriage rights, will announce a run for an Ohio House seat.
Thousands of firearms manufactured or bought in the U.S. end up being used in crimes in Central America, according to an audit released last week that found about half of the weapons are smuggled into the region and the others are exported legally and "diverted" into criminals' hands. Florida, Texas ... Washington Times
U.S. and global leaders see 2022 as a transition year in the COVID-19 fight as they look to pivot from the hair-on-fire "pandemic" phase to an endemic chapter in which the virus is always present but is managed like seasonal influenza. Federal officials are desperately trying to tamp down the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: No one knows the truth or what will happen.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Sunday the winter spike of COVID-19 is easing in some parts of the country but the omicron variant is striking separate regions at different times, so it is unclear when the worst will be over. “The good news is that there are parts of the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Murthy has no clue.
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Some 600 migrants hoping to reach the United States set off in a caravan Saturday from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. Hundreds of young men, women and children, most from Nicaragua, Honduras and Cuba, had gathered overnight and early morning at ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden must stop the migrant flow.
President Joe Biden says Americans must commit to the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr_, delivering jobs and justice and protecting what he calls “the sacred right to vote, a right from which all other rights flow.” ABC
VOA VIEW: More Biden appeasement to blacks.
Seven bipartisan senators are in Ukraine to meet with President Zelenskyy and officials to reaffirm the U.S.' commitment to Ukraine as Russian troops amass at the border. ABC
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North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea Monday morning, for the fourth time in less than a month. ABC
VOA VIEW: NK again, testing Biden.
Russia’s top diplomat has angrily rejected the U.S. allegations that it was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine as Russian troops have remained concentrated near the border ABC
The latest CBS News poll found Americans are frustrated with the Biden administration's handling of COVID-19, the economy and inflation after nearly a year of his presidency. Ed O'Keefe reports from the White House. CBS
VOA VIEW: It's bad when the liberal media negatively report anything about Biden.
To be sure, cases are rising in the majority of states with 23 reporting record-high infection levels as of Sunday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Contagious, but not as bad.
His comments come at a time of simmering tensions between China and the U.S. over Taiwan and as fears escalate over a possible Russian incursion into Ukraine. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Xi talk to cover his ambitions.
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In a video from a 1963 news conference, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed that he was against the use of the filibuster because he believed a "minority of misguided senators" would use it to keep people from voting. CNN
VOA VIEW: Makes no sense.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights leader and an American hero. Almost every American adult (95%) believes he was an important figure in American history in CBS News polling. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal media propaganda.
Authorities Monday continued to investigate the standoff at a Texas synagogue that ended with a British national dead and a rabbi crediting security training for getting him and others out safely. FOX News
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Amazon and Visa appear to have reached an agreement for Visa cards to be accepted on Amazon's British platform after the retail giant previously threatened to stop taking them by this week. UPI
Vice President Kamala Harris pushed for federal voting rights legislation Monday during a virtual appearance at a Georgia event to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. UPI
VOA VIEW: Special rights.
The FBI said Monday it is now investigating the hostage crisis at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, as a terrorist incident after earlier avoiding using that language. UPI
VOA VIEW: FBI had to uncover its coverup.
COVID-19 cases rose 25% worldwide in one week as India and Brazil, two nations with the most infection behind the U.S., are each up around 2.5 times in one week after comparatively low numbers. UPI
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Too much crying wolf becomes suspicious and proves fake. Last January, newly elected President Joe Biden pledged to fight racism and unify the nation. Instead, during his first year he’s imposed a harsh agenda of reverse racism in everything from distributing pandemic-relief aid to allocating scarce COVID treatments. Racial favoritism is affecting every way this administration treats Americans.
New guidance from Biden’s Food and Drug Administration instructs states to reserve monoclonal antibody drugs for patients with medical risk factors such as obesity and kidney disease. But here’s the catch: The FDA is also urging them to consider race and ethnicity to be risk factors, apart from medical condition. So a black patient with no health problems automatically will be put ahead of a white patient with no health problems. That’s sickening. Every patient deserves to be treated as an individual, not a member of a group. Biden’s Treasury Department is rolling out a $10 billion program to aid small-business owners with loans and grants. Businesses owned by minorities, women, non-English speakers and ex-cons go to the front of the line.
Biden administration regulators use weasel words to obscure the truth about who will benefit from this State Small Business Credit Initiative. Regulators say “disadvantaged” groups, but that’s defined by race and ethnicity, not actual hardship. Eligibility also includes anyone who has had “long-term residence in an environment isolated from the mainstream of American society.” Translation: ex-cons. White male business owners who obey the law and have never been incarcerated are out of luck. It’s more of the same from this administration. Biden’s American Rescue Act, passed in March, is riddled with discrimination. That law divvied up taxpayer dollars to benefit minorities and shortchange whites in the name of equity. Minority farmers were offered no-strings loan forgiveness by Biden’s Agriculture Department, but white farmers were ineligible.